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Colorado JVatire PI ant l§ociety 


Volume a. Number 3 

May- June 1984 

"Dedicated to the Appreciation and Conservation of the Colorado Flora" 



27 JUNEp Nednesday. Piceance Basin: What 

is Needed, at DBG House 909 York, Denver* 

19-20 JULY, Thursday and Friday, High 
Altitude Revegetation Tour. 

28 JULY, Saturday. Brainerd Lake field 

28 JULY, Saturday. Florissant Fossil Beds 
National Monument field trip. 

19 AUGUST, Sunday, Lost Park roadless area 
i below Kenosha Pass, Park County) field 

25-26 AUGUST , Saturday and Sunday. Wolf 
Creek Pass working field trip to see 
Osnothe-r^ *2einii, details newt NEWSLETTER. 

Late AUGUST. Florissant Fossil Beds 
National Monument field trip, details next 

? AUGUST. Taylor pass (near Aspen) field 
trip, details next NEWSLETTER. 


Early September. Florissant Fossil Beds 
National Monument field trip, details next 


RespcMTidiny to the lack of protection or 
concern shown tor plants and vegetation in 
the Draft Resource Management Plan <RMP> 
just released for BLM's San duan Resource 
Area, in the southwestern corner of the 
state, CONPS this week has formally 
nominated two sites for designation as 
Areas of Critical Envi ronmental Concern 
(ACECs) and one site as a Research natural 
Areas (RNA) . 

The Nominated ACECs are East Paradox Creek 
and Spring Creek. The Proposed RNA is 
Coyote Wash. All three sites are located 
in the northwestern corner of the Resource 
Area in western Montrose county along the 
Dolores River. East Paradox Creek contains 
the largest and best condition population 
known in the world for Lupinus cr^atssas , the 
Paradox Lupine, which is endemic to a small 
area of western Montrose County, Colorado. 
Also on the site is a large population of 
Psor-mi ea aroJtafica, the Aromatic Scurf pea, 
which is endemic to a small part of eastern 
Utah and western Colorado- The Spring 
Creek site contains a unique cross-section 
of vegetation representat i ve of the 
"slick— rock" area of Colorado, as well as 
excellent exposures of slick-rock geology. 
The Coyote Wash site was the site of a 
CONPS field trip in 1983. It contains the 
largest and best population currently know 
for Erige^ron katchin&nsis\ the Kachina 
Daisy, a species endemic to the Dolores 
River area in Colorado and the Natural 
Bridges area in Utah, Coyote Wash also 
contains the best condition sites currently 
known in the world for the Hilsria 

Jst»&si i-Oryzopsi s hym^noid&zStipat coeata 
Great Basin Grassland, « grassland that is 
limited to a few sites remaining in 
southeastern Utah and the slick-rock area 
of southwestern Colorado. Most other sites 
have been degraded to dense sagebrush by 
cattle grazing, but the Coyote Wash sites 
are on isolated mesas that are Inaccessible 
to cattle, and have never been grazed by 
livestock. The Coyote Wash site also is 
spectacular, containing a part of the very 
scenic Dolores Canyon, 

Though the sites have been formally 
Nominated to BLM, it is unlikely that BLM 
will designate these sites unless 
considerable public support is shown for 
designation. It is very important that you 
send a short letter support i_ng_desi_gnat£On 
of the East Paradox Creek, Spring Creek, 
and Coyote Wash sites as proposed by CGNPS. 
Your comments should be sent, to be 
received before July 28, 1984, to: Area 

Manager, San Juan Resource Area, Bureau of 
Land Management, Room 102, Federal 
Building, 701 Camino del Rio, Durango CO 
SI 301. 

Hearings on the proposed Resource 
Management Plan will be held as follows: 

<1) June 25, 1984 at the La Plata County 
Fairgrounds Agricultural Extension 
Bldg., Durango CO 

(2) June 26, 19B4 at the Empire Electric 
Building, Cortez, CO 

( 3 ) June 27, 1984 at the Nucla High School 

Gymnasium, Nucla, CO 

t4> June 28, 1984 at the Holiday Inn West, 

Colfax at Indiana, Golden, CO 
All Hearings are at 7pm. If it is possible 
for you to attend one of these hearings, 
and simply stand up and announce your 
support for designating the East Paradox 
Creek and spring Creek sites as ACECs and 
the Coyote Wash site as an RNA, this would 
be very helpful, 

A note of encouragement ! We are now 
undertaking our second effort at achieving 
protection for important rare plant and 
vegetation sites in Colorado. Our first 
effort, directed at 20 sites in the 
Piceance Basin in BLM*s White River 

Resource Area, has occupied the newsletter 
columns for several issues. We have heard 
that BLM is receiving lots of letters 
supporting designation of the Piceance 
sites, and that it Is having some effect. 
Also, CONPS representation at the Hearings 
has been very good. At the Lakewood 

hearing we outnumbered industry 

spokespeople, and we understand that 
support was also very good at the Grand 
Junction Hearing, A brave soul also 
expressed support for the sites at the 
Meeker Hearing. Our thanks to all of you 
for taking the time to express your concern 
fur important rare plant and vegetation 
sites. Now, please take a few minutes to 
support the efforts CONPS has initiated to 
gain protection for these important sites 
in southwestern Colorado! Be sure to ask 
that your letter be included in the Final 

Piceance RHP Revisi+ed 

BLM’'s hearings on the Piceance RliP are now 
over; thanks to all who made the special 
effort to comment in person. CONPS 
presented a statement at the May 22nd 
hearing in Lakewood, Copies of this 
statement can be obtained by writing the 
Society address. The next be need is for 
letters, letters, and more letters. .. from 
each of you . 

A new development in our response to the 
Piceance RMP is our partici pati on, together 
with several other groups having 
environmental interests, in preparing a 
"CITIZENS' ALTERNATIVE," You will recall 
that the rmP contains 5 BLM-descr i bed 
"alternatives" (management plans): (1) 
Current Management , (2) Wildlife, (3) Oil Sc 
Gas, <4) Oil Shale and (5) Preferred- 
Weither CONPS nor many other groups or 
individuals is satisfied with the Preferred 
Alternative. Furthermore, none of the 
other individual BLM alternatives has what 
we consider to be a suitable or ideal group 
of provisions. Thus, the CITIZENS’ 
ALTERNATIVE has been prepared to provide a 
better mix of provisions for management of 
the varied resources of the Piceance Basin. 
Many of the provlsons of the Citizens' 
Alternative are taken from various BLM 



alternatives, but in several items new 
1 anguage has been added to strengthen or 
add new provisions. 

The participating groups plan to release 
the Citizens' Alternative to the public 
early July: as a result, we cannot at this 
time include the detailed individual 
provisons. Ne can say, however, that the 
Citizens' Alternative will recommend 
special management designation for more 
plant sites than were included in the BLM 
"Wildlife Alternative," which was the best 
of the BLM alternatives in that respect. 
CONPS representati ves have been present at 
Cititzens' Alternative preparation 

sessions, and CONPS supports and endorses 
its provisions. Therefore, we ask you to 
WRITE BLM, expressing support for the 
Citizens’ Alternative PLUS the Colorado 
Native Plant Society's recommendation for 
Special Management Designation of 20 

important plant sites. letter 

ll-ilDEOLt^nt ! ? If you wish to pat^BLM^on 
the back for some of the good features of 
the RMP (yes, folks, there are indeed some 
ideas and provisions that are 

commendable*), you might support their 
concept of "carrying capacity," the 

proposed limits to oil shale leasing, and 
the designation of utility corridors. The 
carry capacity idea is that there are 
<=ertaln environmental constraints to 

development, such as certain water quality 
standards that may not be exceeded; no oil 
shale leasing, for instance, would occur if 
such standards might be exceeded. The RMP 

High flI+i+udE Revege+a+ion Tour 

19-20 JUL, Thursday and Friday 

This tour starts Thursday morning at 
Genstar Building Materials Company Gypsum 
mine two miles west of Coal dale with stops 
at Arco Main Office Complex, Gardner; Main 
Office Complex Sheep Mountain Production 
unit; Arco Sheep Mountain carbon dioxide 
Pipeline Reclamation work site; Quest a-Red 
River, New Mexico area; Red River ski area 
reclamation and revegatat ion; Molycorp 
Questa mine reclamation work. 

It looks like a very interesting tour for 
reclamation work. For more information 
contact Larry Brown, AMAX, Golden, 234-9020 
ext, 22S; Wendell Hassell, SCS, Denver, 
837-5651; Robin Cuany, CSU, Fort Collins, 
491-6832; or Tom Colbert, InterMountai n 
Soils, Denver, 333-6385. 


Leader; Nevin BeBee 
E 1 e vat ion: 8 , 000 — 9 , OOO f t - 
Distance: Variable 

This field trip was organized for Sunset 
Magazine's May wilderness issue. Lost 

Preferred Alternative proposes that present 
prototype oil shale leases must prove 
commercially feasible before future leases 
will be made, and that technology must 
improve to a point that most of the oil in 
oil shale can be recovered before leasing 
of the richest oil shale region will be 
permitted. These are good provisions aimed 
at maximum resource recovery, not Just 
"grab what you can and run" recovery- The 
utility corridor idea is that utility 
routes would be established b®Tgre 
development, a worthwhile attempt to reduce 
uncontrolled proliferation of lines, 
pipelines, etc. 

No single conservation effort undertaken by 
CONPS equals this one in importance or in 
potential long-range effect on the native 
flora of our state. Many of you Board 
members and other individuals have worked 
very hard to assess the botanical resources 
of the Piceance Basin, to bring this 
information to your attention (and to 
BLM's!), and to keep you informed. Please 
do your part by setting aside Just one hour 
of your time to write a letter supporting 

our hard work on your behalf the letter 

need not be eloquent or extensive. Just a 
statement of your support for the CONPS 
position. Please review your previous 
newsletters and the yellow "Special 
Bulletin" for additional information and 
details. Send your letter of comment to be 
RECEIVED by July 27th; address to Mr. John 
Singlaub, RMP Team Leader, Bureau of Land 
Management, White River Resource Area, P. 
O. Box 928, Meeker CO 81641. Specifically 
request that your comments be Included and 
addressed in the Final RMP- 

creek is currently a scenic and roadless 
area under consideration for inclusion in 
the wilderness system. 

Lost Creek is situated in Lost Park, an 
extension of South Park which runs to the 
Tarryall Mountains. This is an area of 
forested mountains and rocky outcrops 
rising above the marshs, meadows and 
springs of the Lost Creek valley. 

In this area of diverse habitats, we can 
expect an equal diversity of plant life. 
In the wetlands areas we should find 
pedicular! s, mertensia, mar shmari golds, 
rushes and perhaps equisetum. We will also 
stop at points along the access road to 
examine aspen groves and small parks filled 
with scarlet gilia, castilleja, potentilla, 
lupines and many composites. 

Trip participants should be prepared for 
both trail and marshland hiking. Water 
resistant boots are a necessity— especially 
if we continue to have a wet year. 
Mosquitoes and flies may be a problem here, 
so bring repellent. Distances covered will 
be determined by the interests and abilites 
of the total group. Our goal is to examine 
the plants and habitats of this area-not to 
cover great distances at great speed. 

Call Nevin BeBee, 733-1038, 
more information. 

after 5pm for 


Tiffie and glaces *?:30 am, parking lot for 
the Long Lake Trail, Boulder County 

Sign_ugs Please call or write your trip 
leader. Bill Jennings at 494-5159, 360 

Martin Drive, Boulder CO 00303, Bill's 
office is in his home, so he is home much 
of the time. There is an answering machine 
on this number for messages when he is not 
avaj.lable. Sign up by Friday, 20 July, 

From the Peak-to-Pesk highway 
just north of Ward, Boulder Count y< turn 
west an the Br ainard Lake Road . After 
about five miles, on the west side of 
Br ainard Lake, turn right onto the access 
road to the Mitchell Lake and Lcwig Lake 
trail heads. This road forks within a few 
hundred feet| take the left fork. The 
parking lot is a few hundred more feet at 
the end of the road. Parking can often be 
tight in this area, and some participants 
may want to park at the first available 
spot at Brainard Lake and walk up the road 
to the parking lot at the trailhead. It's 
about a 10 or iS minute walk. 

yiStlilStlt®’ Long Lake/Mi tchel 1 

Lake/Br ainard Lake area lies at about 
10,500 feet on the east slope of the Front 
Range and lies mostly in typical subalpine 
forest. Some wide open areas harbor plants 
normally found some lOOO feet higher on the 
tundra- In the past, a number of species 
in the heath family, Ericaceae, have been 
observed here which will be the prime focus 
of this trip- There are IS species in the 
Ericaceae known for Colorado and 15 are in 
Boulder County. We should be able to 
observe 12 of these at Long Lake, most of 
them in blooms 

firctostaphylGS uvs-ursi 
Chimsphila ambel lata 
Baal theria hitwi fusa 
Kalmia polifolia 
Honeses un i fj &ra 
Pyrola ajrarf foi ia 
Pyrola minor 
Pyrola chlorantha 
Ramischia secunda 
dace ini urn caespitosam 
daccinium myrtil 1 us 
dacciniam scoparium 

Additionally, native orchids are known 
here, List&ra cordata & Spiranthas 
romanzof f ianai as are Lloydia sarotinaf 
Lily family I Ritalla sp,. Saxifrage family; 
and Primula parry i. Primrose family. 

Trip description^ The trip will consist of 
a leisurely hike around Long Lake on an 
improved, well-marked trail- We will stop 
frequently to observe and identify the 
flora, especially members of the Heath 
Family- Round-trip distance is about 2-5 
miles; elevation change is less than 100 
feet. Altitude at Long Lake is listed as 
10,521 feet on the topo maps- 

The hike begins at 9:30 am and we will try 
to return to the starting point by 2s 30 pm* 

Bring a sack lunch- We will break at the 
upper end of the lake around noon. By 
stretching the trip over five hours, we 
only need cover one-half mile per hCKjr. 
However at this altitude, a 2,5 mile hike 
even at a leisurely pace may be more than 
some may be willing to tackle. 

Some portions of the trail are apt to be 
muddy, possibly even with some snow still 
present. To see the Kalmia requires 
tromping through a bog* Wet feet are 
almost a certainty here and carrying two 
pairs of footwear or wel 1—wat erpr oof ed 
hiking boots is recommended* 

As many are aware, the mountain weather is 
very unpredictable. It is suggested that 
trip participants be prepared for rain and 
cold winds- 

Since this is a day-trip, camping is not 
involved, however, the Brainard Lake area 
is a National Forest Campground if 
participants wish to spend more time in the 
area. This campgrounds is popular, so 
expect substantial competition for 

Kill Jennings is a 
consulting engineer by training, but spends 
nearly every spare moment in the woods 
photographing wlldf lowers. He is espe- 
cially interested in six families: Lily, 
Iris, Orchid, Cactus, Broomrape, and Heath- 
He has been attempting to photograph all 
species known to Colorado in these six 
families; a tougher job than is sounds 
since some occur only in very restricted 
areas remote from Denver or have not been 
seen in Colorado for decades. He has 
published articles in the Denver Botanic 

Garden's Sreen Thumb and the CONPS 



Dryland Perenniala 
in the Landscape 

August 19th is the date for the third and 
last of the 1984 series of workshops 
planned and conducted by Horticulture & 
Rehabilitation Committee Chair Gail 
Weinstein and her committee members. Dr. 
Jim Klett, Ornamental Horticul turist at 
Colorado State University (CSU>, takes the 
leadership in this workshop, "Dryland 
Perennials in the Landscape," cosponsored 
by CONPS, Denver Botanic Gardens, and CSU. 
The program will begin with sessions at the 
Lory Student Center of CSU, followed by 
tours of the Native Perennial Research Area 
and evaluation trials at CSU' s W. D, Holley 
Plant Environmental Research Center. Watch 
your mail for the brochure describing the 
program plans in greater detail, and plan 
to attend this Saturday program at Fort 
Col 1 ins. 


The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service CFWS) 
has proposed three additional plants tor 
listing* as Endangered (bringing the total 
currently proposed tor such listing to 20). 
Two ot the new additions are Hawaiian 
plants: Soaenia hi J I ^b'rmndi i , a shrub en- 
demic to Maui (threatened largely by graz- 
ing and trampling by feral and domestic 
cattle and goats, and by the effects of an 
introduced insect herbivore) and fCoki& 
dr/narioides , a member of an endemic 
Hawaiiam genus, a small tree of which only 
15 remain In the wild. The Kokis also is 
threatened because of habitat loss due to 
grazing and to competition from introduced 
plants. The third plant proposed for 
listing as Endangered is from Texas: 
Styr^x texana, an attractive shrub with 
showy white flowers. Only about 25 
individuals of this plant remain at several 
scattered locations in south Texas. It is 
feared that this plant is not reproducing, 
as seedlings are not found. 

At present, FWS recognizes 2,560 native 
vascul ar plant taxa as candidates for 
listing as Endangered or Threatened. 
Hawaii has 792 of these plants, the 
greatest nunrtaer for any state, followed by 
California with 658. 

Of Interst to us in Colorado, one of these 
candidate species is the Colorado butterfly 
plant, Saura rtaome-xi carta ssp. coloradcnsis^ 
This plant could be affected significantly 
by installations of the MX missile system 
at Warren Air Fe^ce Base in Cheyenne. The 
Air Force, however, has been very 
cooperative in developing alternatives to 
lessen the effects on the population, and 
has indicated that funds would be provided 
to study the plant and to ascertain that 
viable plant populations will remain after 
system construction. 


Listed below are a few publications that 
might be of interest to you. 

Some are for areas adjacent to Colorado, 
but are apli cable to this state. The third 
of six proposed volumes of the 
Intermountain Flora is expected to be on 
the market in the next few months, and the 
Breat Plains Flora is expected out this 
fall. The draft of the West Slope Flora by 
Dr. W. A. Weber is nearing completion, and 
the Utah Flora (by Stan Welsh, Sherel 
Goodrich, and Elizabeth Neese) is planned 
for submission to the publisher this fall. 

Barkworth, M. E. , D- R, Dewey, and R. J. 
Atkins 1983, New generic concepts in the 
Triticeae of the Intermountain region: Key 
and comments. Great Basin Naturalist 
43 (4) : 5&1 -572. Brigham Young Univ., Provo, 

Benson, L. 1983. The cacti of the United 
States and Canada. Stanford Univ. Press, 
Stanford, CA, 

Bowers, J. W- 1902. Local floras of the 
southwest, 1920-1900: Ah Annotated 
bibliography- Great Basin Naturalist 
42( 1 )s 105-1 12. Brigham Young Univ., Provo, 

Ewan, J- and N. B- Ewan 19Q2. 
Bibliographical dictionary of Rocky 
Mountain naturalists. Dr. W. Junk, The 
Hague/Boston, MA, 

Isely, D. 1983. Astragalus (Leguminosae: 
Papi 1 ionoideae) Is Keys to United States 
species. Iowa State Journal of Research 
58 (1): 1-172. Iowa State Univ. Press, Ames, 

Karesz , J- T. and R- Kartesz 1980. A 
synonomized checklist of the vascular flora 
of the United States, Canada, and 
Greenland. Univ. of North Carolina Press, 
Chapel Hill, NC. 

New Mexico Native Plant Protection Adivsory 
Committee 1984- A handbook of rare and 
endemic plants of New Mexico. Univ. of New 
Mexico Press, Albuquerque, NM. 

Owensby, C. E. 1980. Kansas prairie 
wildf lowers- Iowa State Univ. Press, Ames, 

Stephans, H. A, 1969. Trees, shrubs, and 
woody vines in Kansas, The Regents Press 
of Kansas, Lawrence, KS. 

U, S. D- A, Soil Conservation Service 1982. 
National list of scientific plant names. 
Volume 1; List of plant names. Volume 2: 
Synonomy. SCS-TP-159. Washington, D. C. 

Watling, R. and A- E. Watling 1980. A 
literature guide for identifying mushrooms. 
Mad River Prewss, Eureka, CA. 

Weber, W. A., J. Wingate, B. Macleod, and 
M. Macleod 1982. Checklist of vascular 
plants of Moffat County, Colorado. Univ. 
of Colorado Museum, Boulder, CO. 

Weber, W. A., V. Bi pi i Vinsky, and C, Rector 
1982- Checklist of vascular plants of Mesa 
County, Colorado and Colorado National 
Monument. Univ. of Colorado Museum, 
Boulder, CO. 

Welsh, S. L. , N. O. Atwood, S. Goodrich, 
E. Neese, K. H. Thorne, and B. Albee 1981, 
Preliminary index of the Utah vascular 
plant names- Great Basin Naturalist 
41(1): 1-108. Brigham Young Univ., Provo, 

Welsh, S. L. 1983. Utah flora: Compositae 

(Asteraceae) . Great Basin Naturalist 
43 (2) : 179-357. Brigham Young Univ., Provo, 

Scott Peterson 

|h| I l_DF^L.oipiJEFi: 

F>i_i^ivi'r #=issoc: liEfc-ri: oiM i^imo 
l=>l_^i^|x|-r SF^eCIES LISTS 
Vl=fc I L#3fcOl„S 

CNHI 1984. Plant associations of special 
concern in Colorado. 22pp. D^ted 15 FEB 

CNHI 1984. Plant species of special 

concern- 12pp. Dated 29 FEB 1984- 

The lists are available by writing to CNHI, 
1550 Lincoln #110, Denver CO 80203. The 
Colorado Natural Heritage Inventory will 
have a revised plant association 

classi f ication for Colorado available in 

IMEW F^-OBtL I 0#::%T X OP4S 

Baker, kl. L. 1983. Some aspects of the 
presettlement vegetation of the Piceance 
Basin, Colorado. Great Basin Naturalist 
43 (4) : 687-699. 

The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service 
recently published a New Notice of Review 
for Candi date plant taxa in the Federal 
Register. (F. R- 48 t 229) =53640-53670 | 
Honday, November 28, 1983). This publi- 

cation is a supplement to the previous 
Notice of Review <F. R. 45 (242) ; 82480- 
82569; Monday, December 15, 1980) . The 

1983 Notice must be used in conjunction 
with the 1980 Notice. Of particular 
concern in the 1983 supplement are the 
revised definitions of Categories 1 and 2, 
and the statement that since these tax a 
”are candidates for possible addition to 
the List of Endangered and Threatened 
Plants,” that they "therefore should 
receive consideration in environmental 
planning, such as an Environmental Impact 
analysis under the National Environmental 
Policy Act," All plant tax a remaining 
under Category I or 2 are treated by the 
Service as being under petition to be 
1 i sted . 

There are currently about one thousand 
plants in Category 1 (taxa for which the 
service currently has on tile substantial 
information on biological vulnerability and 
threats to support Listing as a Threatened 
or Endangered species). Since the 
recognition of these plant taxa and their 
listing is a very low priority for the 
current Administration, we can expect 
little progress toward their conservation. 
Considering the rate at which the current 
Administration is working on these plants, 
it would take over fifty years to list the 
species currently in Category 1. 

irickett^ s 

EFeOhl fxIV'OO 

Remaining stock of the beautiful books, 

Wildf lowers of ^ the United St at es, by Harold 

William Rlckettt, has been purchased by the 
New york Botanical Garden and is being 
offered for sale at prices substantially 
reduced from farmer ones- If you have seen 
and admired these books, but blanched at 
the price, now is your chance (although 
they are still not inexpensive!). Our area 
is covered in Volume 6: The Central 

Mountain and Plains States. Other volumes 
available include 1 (Northeastern States), 
2 (Southeastern States), 4 (Southwestern 
States), 5 (Northwestern States), and an 
Index to Volumes 1 through 6. Write the 
Scientific Publications Office, The New 
York Botanical Garden, Bronx NY 10458, for 
details and prices. 



The Yampa Valley Chapter has elected new 
officers! Activities for 1984-5 will tie 
headed by President Sue Allard, ably 
assisted by Vice-President Laura Tyler. We 
know the Chapter will move forward with an 
array of interesting programs and trips 
under their leadership- By the time this 
newsletter reaches you the June 11th 
chapter meeting will be old news, so watch 
tor announcements of future meetings,* 
Several YV members were planning to 
participate in the Piceance Basin field 
trip (June 16-17). 


...then you might want to know about a 
quarterly journal devoted to them. 

Pl_ant5 is published for the Boyce Thompson 
Southwestern Arboretum by the tfniversity of 
Arizona. Coverage includes everything from 
reports of recent research to tips on 
propagation of cacti and succulents. A 
one-year subscription is *12; write Friends 
of the Arboretum, P. O. Box 3607, College 
Station, Tucson A2 05722. 

The keys to the dicots have been finished 
except for sin families; Apiaceae 
(Umbel 1 if erae) ; Brass! caceae (Cruci ferae) 
finished except for the key to genera; 
Onagraceae; Polygonaceae; and Salicaceae. 
The art work is continuing, thanks to the 
donations of club members and other friends 
(we can use more help). I have taken a 
sabbatical semester to enable me to finish 
the manuscript; with luck it should be 
ready in September- The monocots do not 
appear to be formidable, since Car ex was 
done by Miriam Colson Fritts. We have a 
head start of Cruclferae with the Draba key 
contributed by BcAi Price. While I am 
constantly correcting the manuscript, I 
would appreciate it very much if any of you 
who have the advance pages and have had a 
chance to test the keys would let me know 
of errors and difficult places. 

The West Slope team of Colorado Natural 
Heritage (Scott Peterson, Bill Baker and 
cohorts) continue to turn up novelties in 
the flora, and 1 am trying to incorporate 
these as they appear. Nevertheless, it is 
obvious that the Handbook will not be the 
last word, but will only stimulate the kind 
of work that is needed over there. 

William A. Weber 

Univ. of Colorado Museum 

Campus Boh 218 

Boulder CO 80309 

Colorado Native Plant Society T-shirts noui available 

Thanks to the hard work of Mary Waters, 
Chair of the committee, artist Lynn Bjork, 
and the helpful advice and suggestions of 
the Fort Collins Chapter, we now have a 
Colorado Native Plant Society T-Shirt!! 
The design is basically a circle about 8 
inches in diameter, featuring 3 columbine 
flowers and the words, "Colorado Native 
Plant Society." The design is printed in 
shades of medium to dark blue on the front 
of a light blue T-shirt of either 10O% 
cotton or 5C»yC cotton-507. polyester; the 
cotton shirts run slightly larger than the 
blend. Shirts can be obtained through the 
Society (see order form to the right), or 
may be available (without postage and 
handling costs) through your local chapter 
or at some chapter meetings and some field 
trips this summer. Get yours now and help 
publicize our Society! 

Please enclose *6 for each shirt, PLUS (if 
ordered for mail delivery) *1.35 postage 
and handling for 1-2 shirts, *2 for 3—4 
shirts, or *3 for 5 or more. Allow 4-6 
weeks for delivery. 


Send to CONPS, T-shirt, P. O. Box 200, Fort 
Collins CO 00522. 



Address; ^Zip 

Adult _ si ^ 

Small” (34-36)"*'"' 

Medium (36-38) 

Large (40-42) 

T -Large (44-46)* 

First choice of fabric; 

lOO’Z cotton, r ~i 50/50 poly/cotton 
i ] No fabric substitution* 

*(If your first choice of fabric is not 
available, we will substitufe the other 
unless you mark this box. Size XL is 
available ONLY in 100"Z cotton.) 


president : 
Vi ce-Pres. : 
Secretary i 


Sue Martin 
Harold Wei sal er 
Eleanor Von Bargee 
Myrna Stein kamp 






Bill Baker (85) Boulder 
Ann Cooper (84) Boulder 
Lloyd Hayes (B4) Fort Collins 
Dexter Hess (05) La Junta 
Sue Martin (84) Fort Collins 
Tamara Naumann (85) Longmont 
Claire Semmer (B4> Steamboat Village 
Les Shader (84) Fort Collins 
Myrna Steinkamp (85) Fort Collins 
Eleanor Von Bargen (85) Denver 

484-01 07 

Boulder, Amy Struthers 494-5674 


Fort Collins, Les Shader 484-0107 

Yampa Valley, Sue Allard 



Tamara Naumann 
Les Shader 
Miriam Denham 
Nevin BeBee 

( Hel p * ) 

Gayle Weinstein 
MEMBERSHIP; Myrna Steinkan^s 

PUBLICITY: Lorraine Seger 

FLORISSANT? Mary Edwards 










COSCs Ann Coop®- (A1 ter nate-Tamara Naumann) 



P. O. BOX 200 



LIFE *250-00 


Please direct all contributions to the 
EDITOR in care o-f the Society’s mailing 
address. There is a special need tor small 
tiller items such as some unusual intorma- 
tion about a plant, a little known botani- 
cal term, etc. 

Deadlines tor contributions to the NEWS- 
LETTER are the 15th of January, March, May, 
July, September, and November with publ- 
ication sometime during the next month. 

membership renewals and INFORMATION 

Please direct all membership applicatctns, 
renewals and address changes to the MEMBER- 
SHIP Chairperson, in care of the Society's 
mailing address- 

Please direct all other inquiries regard- 
ing the Society to the SECRETARY in care oP 
the Society’s mailing address. 

Colorado Native Plant Society 

P. O. Box 200 

Fort Collins CO 80522 

Non-Profit Org- 
U. S. Postage 

Permi t #7 
Ft. Collins, CO